Thanks to everyone who attended the October Open House last weekend! I was humbled and honored that people came from all over the region and as far away as the Saint Louis area to attend. I have had additional visitors this month who called and came out at their convenience at other times which is just great. I love visitors to the Studio/Gallery! Please call first to make sure you don't waste a trip out here and that I am in the gallery when you arrive. This is my big, plein air painting season to capture the fall colors so I am likely to be out in the woods at any given time. I am not a nine to fiver, that's for sure! I was on the Brown County Back Roads Studio Tour one year but found it very difficult and disruptive to my painting schedule. I tried to set hours that would still allow me to paint but it didn't really work too well. I think for the artists and artisans who are at work inside their studios all day, the Studio Tour is just great! But trying to work outside in the woods and still man the studio/gallery didn't work for me.
Here is a sneak peek at a new painting, still wet, done at that magical bewitching hour of dusk when the colors have an ethereal glow. The colors last a very short time before it gets too dark to see. I'm coming home in the dark with a flashlight!
"Bewitching Hour in Yellowwood Forest, October 18, 2013", Oil on Panel, 16" x 12", c. Charlene Marsh